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Home-canned Sloppy Joes

Yield: 8 x half-litre jars (US pint)

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Yield 8 half-litre jars (US pint)
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 kg ground beef (or venison, chicken or turkey. 4 lbs)
  • 500 g onion (washed, peeled, chopped. 3 cups / 16 oz. Measured after prep. 3 medium onions before prep)
  • 225 g green bell pepper (chopped, seeded. 1 1/2 cups. Measured after prep. About 1 1/2 large.)
  • 500 ml tomato sauce (2 cups / 16 oz / 1 US pint)
  • 500 ml ketchup (2 cups / 16 oz / 1 US pint)
  • 500 ml water (2 cups / 16 oz / 1 US pint)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (OR non-bitter, non-clouding salt sub)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (OR 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Prep the onion and green pepper in advance, set aside.
  2. Sauté the ground meat in a large pot. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Add the prepped veg and all remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil uncovered, then reduce to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  5. Ladle into jars, being sure to get balanced scoops of liquid and solid.
  6. Use either 1/4 litre (1/2 US pint / 8 oz ) OR 1/2 litre (1 US pint / 16 oz) OR 1 litre (1 US quart) jars,.
  7. Leave 3 cm (1 inch) headspace.
  8. Debubble; adjust headspace.
  9. Wipe jar rims.
  10. Put lids on.
  11. Processing pressure: 10 lbs (69 kPa) weighted gauge, 11 lbs (76 kpa) dial gauge (adjust pressure for your altitude when over 300 metres / 1000 feet)
  12. Processing time: Process 1/4 litre (1/2 US pint / 8 oz ) OR 1/2 litre (1 US pint / 16 oz) for 75 minutes. Process 1 litre (1 US quart) for 90 minutes.